Italy: Chimney Sweeps Festival in Valle Vigezzo - paulsmit
'Chimney sweep on the roofs of Santa Maria Maggiore.'

Livio Milani on a roof of Santa Maria Maggiore during the International Chimney Sweeps Gathering (Raduno Internazionale dello Spazzacamino) in Valle Vigezzo. As a child Livio has still climbed inside the chimneys to clean them, now he is  president of the National Association of Italian Chimney Sweeps. He lives and works in Valle Cannobina, a side valley of Valle Vigezzo. Photo Paul Smit.